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I just finished the last episode of Stranger Things over the weekend, and as many of you know, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” has a role in the show, along with Kate Bush’s “Running Up That Hill” I’ll admit, I’m not sure I’ve ever heard that song before this series. Hell, I don’t even think I’d ever heard of her!
Anyways, it’s so cool how certain songs used in movies can make you think of them. My brother once told me that I’d never listen to “Free Bird” the same way after watching the end of Rob Zombie’s Devil’s Rejects movie. Boy was he right! The next time that song came on the radio, I was instantly taken back to that closing scene. Rob and I have talked about the use of classic songs in his movies, and it’s not by accident. He uses them to paint an audio landscape….and he does it well.
I could post many, many examples of songs that make you think of the music they were used in, but I’d be here all day. Just take a minute to think of some right now. I’m sure you can think of a lot too.
A well-placed song in a movie can have a lasting effect, just like “Master” is now connected with Stranger Things….oh, and Old School! LOL